Gold Headband with Heads of Gazelles and a Stag Between Stars or Flowers. Ca. 1648–1540 B.C., Egypt, h. of central stag 8.9 cm (3 1/2 in); l. of headband 49.5 cm (19 1/2 in). People from western Asia established themselves among the Egyptian inhabitants of the eastern Nile Delta at the time. The northern "Hyksos" culture combined Egyptian and Middle Bronze Age Levantine traditions. This diadem has Near Eastern affinities and is typical of the commingling of artistic styles.
This shows a full satellite view of the Nile River. You can see the differences in the width of the river as it travels through the desert and at its end at the Mediterranean Sea. It is more difficult to track once the surrounding area gets full of life again, but based on the nearby lakes, you can locate the origins of the Blue and White Nile Rivers.
In 2050 B.C., Memphis, Egypt, held the title of biggest “city” in the world, with some 35,000 people calling the outpost at the mouth of the Nile Delta home. Fast forward 4,000 years and Delhi, India, is expected to take the crown.
The ancient city of Buto (Tell el-Faracin). A Roman column juts out from the settlement mound. Photo: Robert Schiestl. Settlement History and Landscape Reconstruction of the Northwestern Nile Delta (Egypt) - Ancient History - LMU Munich
Strapped in: A diver secures a 5.4m statue of Hapy, a divine personification of the Nile floods, to be lifted out of the waters. The colossal red granite carving will one of the exhibition's centrepieces. The six-tonne statue, which dates to the 4th Century BC is the largest known example of a Hapy statue